Philadelphia voters are down on the School Reform Commission and Gov. Corbett, and side with city teachers in their contract dispute with the Philadelphia School District.
The news comes from a new poll of registered voters commissioned by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and conducted by Hart Research Associates.
Corbett, the poll found, gets low marks from city voters on education issues. In all, 74 percent of the 554 registered voters surveyed said they are either fully dissatisified or somewhat dissatisifed with how the governor has handled public education. And, pollster Guy Molyneux says, 62 percent of voters say Corbett's handling of education has made them less likely to support him for re-election in November, including 53 percent of voters who are not registered Democrats.
The voters polled were generally unhappy with the way the School Reform Commission is handling its responsibilities. Fifty-nine percent of city voters, including 64 percent of public school parents, said they disapprove of SRC decisions and policies. Sixty-eight percent of voters said they would prefer the district run by a local school board, instead of the SRC.